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3 Vegan Lip Balm Recipes You Can Make In Your Kitchen!

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Making vegan lip balm at home with the help of essential oils is a great way to save money and ensure that no suspect ingredients are lurking inside. Most homemade lip balm recipes include beeswax, which isn't a vegan-friendly option. Luckily, candelilla wax does a great job in place of beeswax and it is completely natural and cruelty-free. This wax comes from the Candelilla shrub, which grows in southwestern areas of the United States and some places in Mexico. Its opaque qualities make it perfect for use in homemade lip balm products. Here are three awesome recipes to try at home:

Sweet Orange Lip Balm

With an essence of sweet orange and a nice solid base, this lip balm is an invigorating option that is perfect for those on the go:

  • 1 tbsp Candelilla Wax
  • 1 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 20 drops Sweet Orange Essential Oil
  • 1 Vitamin E Liquid Capsule

Cinnamon Cocoa Lip Balm

If you're into dessert, you'll love this luxurious lip balm. This potion's fragrance will remind you of snuggling up in front of a cozy fire:

  • 1 tbsp Candelilla Wax
  • 1 tbsp Avocado Oil
  • 1 tbsp Cacao Butter
  • 15 drops Cinnamon Essential Oil
  • 1 Vitamin E Liquid Capsule

Moisturizing Mint Lip Balm

Shea butter is extremely moisturizing and can protect your lips from sun, wind, and frost damage. Your lips will stay superbly lush even on the hottest summer days with this lip balm on:

  • 1 tbsp Candelilla Wax
  • 1 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 2 tbsp Shea Butter
  • 25 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
  • 1 Vitamin E Liquid Capsule

How to Make Your Lip Balm

No matter what kind of lip balm you want to make at home, the directions are pretty much the same. Use a double boiler and melt your wax and oils over medium heat while stirring constantly. If you don't have a double boiler, you can put your oils in a jar and put the jar directly in the water as it lightly boils.

Once your wax and oils are melted together, take the mixture off the heat and pour your essential oils in. Stir for about thirty seconds and then carefully pour your balm into a small glass mason jar with a lid, or into little cosmetic containers found at your local crafts store or online. Let the concoction completely cool and harden overnight and then enjoy!

Your lip balms should stay fresh for months thanks to the vitamin E that you'll be adding to it. Homemade lip balms are an excellent and affordable gift for friends and family of all ages. You can find more DIY recipes at places like Living It Out.